Schooling improved in India, shows HDI

Between 1990 and 2015, India’s HDI value increased from 0.428 to 0.624, an increase of 45.7 percent.

GN Bureau | March 22, 2017


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India has slipped one spot in the Human Development Index 2016.
India’s HDI value for 2015 is 0.624 — which put the country in the medium human development category - positioning it at 131 out of 188 countries and territories.
 
Between 1990 and 2015, India’s HDI value increased from 0.428 to 0.624, an increase of 45.7 percent.
 
A reviews India’s progress in each of the HDI indicators shows that between 1990 and 2015, India’s life expectancy at birth increased by 10.4 years, mean years of schooling increased by 3.3 years and expected years of schooling increased by 4.1 years. India’s GNI per capita increased by about 223.4 percent between 1990 and 2015.
 
During the period between 1990 and 2015 India, Bangladesh and Pakistan experienced different degrees of progress toward increasing their HDIs.
 
India’s 2015 HDI of 0.624 is below the average of 0.631 for countries in the medium human development group and above the average of 0.621 for countries in South Asia. From South Asia, countries which are close to India in 2015 HDI rank and to some extent in population size are Bangladesh and Pakistan, which have HDIs ranked 139 and 147 respectively.
 
 

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